After Queensland’s devastating defeat by NSW in the State of Origin last night, I am inspired to send a postcard to our friends – fellow Queenslanders living in the Northern Territory.
For those that may not know it, the State of Origin is the most important game of Rugby League played in the world. The crème de la crème (no bias here!). Each year a three game series is battled out, with catch cries of state versus state resounding for the 9 weeks over which it is played.
Any good Queenslander knows only one word need be said (screamed) to show your unwavering support… QUEENSLANDERRR! Repeat three times and the emotion charged chant will transport every Queensland supporter to a state of adrenalin charged anticipation. Seeing a maroon clad player use it as a battle cry is truly the pinnacle and fever pitch excitement shortly follows.
The loss in game two – as devastating as it is – sets the stage for an epic battle in game three. We have won the series six years in a row and as much as the blues may want it – we are not about to give it up.
I haven’t sent a postcard for years. I know the tradition is to send one when you are on holidays but I can’t even remember the last time I did that. Is this a dying tradition, or is it just me?
I am about to set out to find the perfect postcard – one that captures the Queensland spirit. I hope I can find a QUEENSLANDERRR one, but if not… I’ll settle for a toad.